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MOBILE FOOD VENDOR: A person engaged in the business of selling food or beverages from a mobile food unit. <br />PERSON: Natural persons, corporations, firms, and organizations of any description, whether acting in person or <br />through agents, employees, or other persons. <br />PUSH CART: A non -self-propelled mobile food unit that is pushed or pulled by the mobile food vendor to a <br />location and serves a limited offering of food or beverage items. <br />SOLICITOR: Any person who initiates or attempts to initiate personal contact with other persons at or near <br />residences or businesses, including upon private driveways, parking lots, or public sidewalks in an apparent effort to <br />solicit or attempt to solicit monies or orders for goods, services, subscriptions, or merchandise to be delivered <br />immediately or at a future date. <br />STATE LICENSING LEVEL CLASSIFICATION: The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has <br />established four classification levels for mobile food vendors that will be referenced as a part of this chapter. There <br />are more requirements for each of the levels but in general the levels are as follows: <br />Class I — Non -refrigerated vending units that serve only intact, non -potentially hazardous commercially <br />prepackaged food and beverages. Examples include chips, crackers, cookies soda, and sweets in <br />manufacturers packaging. <br />Class II — Refrigerated or Hot vending units that serve potentially and non -potentially hazardous <br />commercially prepackaged foods from an approved source. Examples include packaged sandwiches, ice <br />cream bars, individually wrapped and cooked hot dogs. No cooking is allowed as part of a Class II unit. <br />Class III — Units that serve potentially and non -potentially hazardous packaged food and unpackaged foods <br />with limited assembly. These units are limited to pre-cooked foods from an approved source that may be <br />reheated on the unit. Examples include pushcart operations, packaged salads, hot dogs, shaved ice. <br />Class IV — Units that serve potentially and non -potentially hazardous foods that are prepared, cooked, <br />cooled or reheated and assembled on the unit. Examples include self-contained mobile food units, food <br />trucks and any units that are capable of preparing and producing food items from pre-cooked and/or raw <br />products (meat, fish, poultry, plant foods and dairy products) to finished product for consumption. <br />TRANSIENT MERCHANT: Any person who engages in a temporary or itinerant merchandising business selling <br />direct to the public from a temporary location or structure through a temporary association with a local property <br />owner or business owner. The term `transient merchant', does not include mobile food vendors. Transient <br />merchants shall be regulated by the provisions of the Temporary Use Permit regulations within Title 11: Zoning, <br />unless defined and regulated elsewhere within this code. <br />4-3-3: SOLICITOR REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: <br />Any person defined in section 4-3-2 of this chapter as a "solicitor", shall comply with the following requirements: <br />A. LICENSE REQUIRED: Any solicitor must procure a license as provided for herein. The term "person" as used <br />herein includes natural persons, corporations, firms and organizations of any description, whether acting in person or <br />through agents, employers, or other persons. <br />B. APPLICATION FOR LICENSE; FEE: An application in writing shall be filed with the clerk for a solicitor <br />license under this chapter. Such application shall set forth the applicant's name, permanent address, local address <br />and business address, if any. The application shall also set forth the applicant's employer, if any, and the employer's <br />address, the nature of the applicant's business, the last three (3) places where such business was conducted and the <br />length of time sought to be covered by the license. A nonrefundable application fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) shall <br />be paid at the time of filing such application to cover the cost of investigating the facts stated therein. The applicant <br />and each individual who is to be working for or on behalf of the applicant shall submit a copy of his or her state <br />issued photo ID or photo driver's license, to be retained by the clerk, and a report of criminal history data obtained <br />